Professor Bob Pressey


Professor Pressey is Chief Investigator, ecological modeller at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at JCU. He is also a conservation planner with extensive experience in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. His experience includes seven years as a private environmental consultant, working mainly on survey and conservation evaluation of freshwater wetlands and nineteen years as a research scientist with the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, focused on semi-arid and forest ecosystems. During this time, Professor Pressey contributed to the establishment of the field of systematic conservation planning. He has been in his current role since 2007, with marine (as well as terrestrial and freshwater) research projects across Australia, through the Asia-Pacific region, and further afield.